Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Day 19 - Clara 16 Months

Clara-
My impossible, irresistible, baby girl. Sixteen months have passed and yet I still feel as if I am just getting to know you. In just ten short minutes you were this:

and this:

and this:


You shuffle around now walking on your knees. Wearing out the knees of your pants and the toes of your shoes and adamantly refusing our promptings to walk another step. Stubborn and strong willed, you spend many days rubbing my nerves raw with your temper. But seconds later you are bubbling joy and warm soft cuddles. You laugh and sing and say a new word almost every day. You are a mischievous risk taker and an avid conversationalist. You are loud and rough and boorish. Yet you are gentle and unsure and adoring.
I wonder if it's possible I will ever know all the facets of your capricious personality.
And I wonder how my life ever felt complete without you.

8 comments:

Don and Lynn said...

She's a doll! FYI-I walked on my knees for a really long time. My mom started getting concerned that something was really wrong with me. I wore holes in all my pants and shoes, too. She's got lots of pics of me going down the driveway on my knees-ouch! I guess I eventually got tired of it :o)

painted maypole said...

i love to see how much love there is for a 4th child. with only one, I wonder how moms do it with more. but this, this is lovely.

Kyla said...

Oh Joy, she is so lovely.

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful child. She looks a lot like you!

Beck said...

What a gorgeous little girl.

thirtysomething said...

Beautiful, once again, a lovely tribute to your fourth baby.

PJ said...

How beautiful! Don't blink your eyes she'll be way too big before you know it!!

Catherine said...

Oh, SO precious. I think we've already made the "Same age" connection with our 16 month-ers, but this really touched my heart...
catherine